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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Kappa Beef Biriyani / Tapioca Beef Biriyani


1/2 kg beef, cut into pieces
3/4 kg kappa / tapioca, peeled and cut into medium cubes
1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp chilli powder
3/4 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/4-1 1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup grated coconut
15-20 shallots, thinly sliced / 1 medium onion, chopped
3 green chillies, slit
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
curry leaves
salt to taste

  1. Wash the beef pieces and marinate it with chopped ginger, garlic, 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 3/4 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric  powder, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, 1 sprig curry leaves and salt for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the marinated beef pieces and pressure cook adding 1/4- 1/2 cup water till done. Keep it aside.
  3. Cook the tapioca pieces in enough water adding 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt. Drain the water.
  4. Add the grated coconut to the cooked tapioca and mash everything well. Keep it aside.
  5. Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan, add sliced shallots and green chillies and saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Reduce the flame and add 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 3/4 tsp pepper powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1 1/2 tsp garam masala and mix well.
  7. Add cooked beef with gravy and cook for 3-4 minutes until the gravy is thick.
  8. Then add cooked tapioca and few curry leaves and mix well. Check for salt.
  9. Heat 1-2 tsp oil in a small pan and splutter 1/2 tsp mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies, few curry leaves and 2-3 sliced shallots and saute until the shallots turn brown.
  10. Pour this over the prepared kappa beef biriyani. Mix well and serve hot....
Recipe adapted from here..


  1. who doesn't love a plate of delicious kappa biriyani!!! haven't had beef since long... drooling...


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